Board Member Spotlights

Matthew Bianconi

When did you join the TAG Board and what is your role (executive position and/or directorship)?

“I joined TAG in 2018 and am currently serving as President.”

Why is TAG important to you? Or, what does TAG mean to you?

“After graduating with a degree in theatre in 2004 I hadn’t performed, directed, or even been involved with anything related to the theater, in over 10 years. Theater Arts Guild gave me a chance to get back on stage, encouraged me to direct, trusted me to produce, and nurtured my love of the arts. It is important to me that Theater Arts Guild continue to provide those inspirational opportunities to all of the Skagit Valley community.”

What are the most memorable TAG shows for you?

“I think my most memorable shows with TAG specifically would have to be acting in Forever Plaid, where I was one of the 4 cast members and got sing some amazing harmonies, and producing Pray the Gay Away, and helping that powerful creation come to be.”

What’s your favorite role that you’ve played or show you’ve been a part of?

“In the summer of 2004 I played Arthur Kipps in the musical Half a Sixpence. That performance was so energetic and the singing and dancing had me in the best shape of my life.”

Where did you grow up?

“I grew up in Lisbon Falls, Maine on the other side of the country.”

Are you a morning person or a night owl (why, or what do you do in the morning/night)?

“I am a night owl that plays guitar and video games much later than I should. Once the kids are in bed, my brother in Colorado and I get online to play together almost every night.”